Criminal Injury Compensation
If you have been a victim of a violent crime and sustained an injury as a result, be it physical or psychological you may be entitled to compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This is a government body created to provide compensation to those who have suffered injuries as a result of an attack. The CICA have a set scale that exists to determine the amount of compensation awarded depending on the extent of an injury and this generally ranges from £1,000 to £500,000.
Criminal injury can be classified as any kind of personal injury that is the direct result of a violent crime (this can include cases of sexual assault). Criminal injury claims are different to most other personal injury claims and CICA claims are subject to stringent rules and guidelines so it is important that you take legal advice from someone who fully understands the process involved.
At Alan Roberts Law we have extensive knowledge and experience of criminal injury claims and the rules and guidelines involved in making a claim for compensation. We will advise you on the process of making a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) and will help you at every stage, from establishing your case through to resolution.
We are highly proactive in ensuring cases are progressed and are dedicated to fighting to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
You may be able to claim compensation for injury, loss of earnings, medical costs, personal effects and special expenses. Even if the offender is not caught, identified or convicted it may still be possible to make a claim for compensation. If you are the spouse, partner, parent or child of a person who died as a result of a criminal injury, you may also be able to claim compensation for the loss of your loved one.